Arrival, The Movie –“A Scifi Masterpiece You Won’t Stop Thinking About” (VIEW PREVIEW)




When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.


Planet That Collided With Early Earth Creating the Moon –“Caused It to Spin On Its Side”



New theoretical modeling of the ancient history of the Earth suggests that the giant collision that spawned our Moon may have left Earth spinning very fast, and with its spin axis highly tilted. “Despite smart people working on this problem for fifty years, we’re still discovering surprisingly basic things about the earliest history of our world,” says Matija Cuk a scientist at the SETI Institute and lead researcher for the simulations. “It’s quite humbling.”


China’s New FAST Radio Telescope Joins Hunt for Alien Civilization Orbiting Milky Way’s Strangest Star –“Beijing Astronomers Cast Doubt on the Effort”




The world’s largest radio telescope, in southwestern China, is joining an international search for extraterrestrial intelligence focused on a mysterious, flickering star that has sparked unprecedented curiosity in recent months.


“Universe is Dominated by Dark Energy” –“Wrong!” Say Oxford Scientists in Challenge to the Standard Model of Cosmology.




Five years ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three astronomers for their discovery, in the late 1990s, that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace. Their conclusions were based on analysis of Type Ia supernovae — the spectacular thermonuclear explosion of dying stars — picked up by the Hubble space telescope and large ground-based telescopes. It led to the widespread acceptance of the idea that the universe is dominated by a mysterious substance named ‘dark energy’ that drives this accelerating expansion.


Greenland Fossils Reveal Earth’s Recovery After Its Greatest Mass Extinction Event






“Life on the sea floor had totally collapsed, with up 90% of all species becoming extinct,” says Dr Michal Zaton from the University of Silesia in Poland, and lead author on the international study of the Permian Period extinction. Less than 5 percent of the animal species in the seas survived. On land less than a third of the large animal species made it. Nearly all the trees died.



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